Islamic Relief: Supporting sustainable solutions to poverty
Operating with a ‘Merry-Go-Round’ system, members were contributing less than £1 monthly to the Group. Whilst £1 may seem like a small amount for us close to home – less than the price of a morning espresso in fact – raising the minimum contribution was often difficult for Omar. What’s more, such little investment was also too low to have any meaningful impact on the group’s lives. This is where Islamic Relief stepped in to support Omar and the Umoja Poultry Group to create a stable, sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families, alhamdulillah!
We introduced the group members to GSLA savings, as well as training on good agronomical practices and poultry keeping. We also provided quality seeds for farming and 50 chicks for each member.
With this support, Omar was able to plant the seeds in his ¼ acre farm and after three months of tilling and weeding, sell his produce to neighbours and nearby grocery shops in the town of Mariakani. This revolutionised his work, yielding fantastic results in both poultry rearing and farming.